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Pinnick Impeached As CAF First Vice President

Samoura will be in charge for an initial six-month period due to begin on August 1, with her team responsible to carry out a “full forensic audit” of CAF, whose President Ahmad Ahmad is facing an allegation of corruption. President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Pinnick, has …

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Tunisia Win On Penalties To End 54-Year Dominance By Ghana

Tunisia defeated Ghana 5-4 on penalties Monday with Ferjani Sassi converting the decisive spot-kick to end a 54-year Africa Cup of Nations losing streak against the Black Stars. After a 1-1 draw following extra time in Ismailia, Tunisia scored from all five penalties while Ghana substitute Caleb Ekusan had his …

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Nigeria Defeat Guinea To Reach AFCON Last 16

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have defeated Guinea to become the first team to reach the last 16 at the 2019 African Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles qualified for the next stage after a Kenneth Omeruo strike gave them a 1-0 victory over Guinea, taking their points tally to six in …

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Liverpool’s €109million windfall from UEFA

For winning the UEFA Champions League on Saturday, Liverpool will pocket €108.9 million, while finalists Tottenham Hotspur will take €104million. According to UEFA’s distribution formula, Liverpool will get €15.5m participation bonus, #8.1 million for winning three group games, €35.3 million from market pool, €9.5 million for reaching the Round of …

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Excitement as Team Delta wins National Sport Festival

DELTA State has lifted the trophy for the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival bagging 163 gold medals to beat Rivers State which got 69 gold medals to clinch the 2nd position while Edo State took the 3rd position with 47 gold medals.  President Mohammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ifeanyi …

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Rauf Ladipo – Amaju Pinnick’s exit good for our football

The President General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr Rafiu Ladipo, has declared support for the purported new leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Speaking from Russia, Dr Ladipo said the development is welcome for the good of the game in Nigeria. “Pinnick’s exit is good for our …

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Willian speaks on his goal against Liverpool

Chelsea forward, Willian, has insisted his equaliser against Liverpool in the Premier League game on Saturday was a shot and not a cross. Willian salvaged a point for his team at Anfield on Saturday.Former Blues winger, Mohamed Salah had put the home side ahead in the 65th minute, but the …

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Anthony Joshua beats Carlos Takam

Anthony Joshua retained his two heavyweight title belts here last night but this was a far from convincing performance, with many in the Principality Stadium feeling referee Phil Edwards had acted prematurely in stopping obdurate opponent Carlos Takam in the tenth round. Joshua had thrown everything at the super-sub with …

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Joshua sends Klitschko into retirement

The former heavyweight boxing world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from the sport at age 41, his management said in a statement Thursday. Klitschko’s last fight was a defeat to British-Nigerian born pugilist Anthony Joshua in April when he was stopped in the 11th round. A potential rematch in November …

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Chelsea are kings of England

Chelsea Football club have emerged champions of the 2016/2017 English Premier League, after a 1-0 win over hosts West Brom which took them to 87 points. They succeeded Leicester City who won it the last season. Chelsea now have 10 points more than closest rivals Tottenham who can only get …

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FG dissolves board of sports federation

The Ministry of Youth and Sports on Friday announced the dissolution of boards of National Sports Federations in preparation for the election of new board members. Mr. Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports, made the announcement in a statement signed by Nneka Anibeze, Special Assistant on Media to the …

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Chelsea thrash Spurs for FA final

Chelsea defeated arch rivals, Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 to book a place in the finals of the English FA Cup. In the thrilling encounter at Wembley Stadium, Chelsea twice led Spurs but the London neighbours always found a way to keep parity. Brazilian Willian opened scoring for Chelsea in the fifth …

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Dalung briefs Buhari on World Cup, CAF

The Minister of Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung, on Thursday updated President Muhammadu Buhari on the efforts of the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Dalung, who spoke after a closed door meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said he also briefed him …

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